Southwestern Manitoba is right on the cusp of two winter weather trends, according to the latest seasonal outlook by AccuWeather.com, but it’ll probably be a good year to take one of those new flights to Calgary for some skiing in the Rockies.
The forecaster reports that the winter of 2013 and 2014 will bring plenty of snow to the winter sports resorts in both the west and east of Canada, though winter in the west will get off to a much quicker start as cold air gets established during November and December from the Rockies to the central Prairies.
Shots of Arctic air are expected to shoot south from the Yukon Territory, which should bring increasing opportunities for accumulating snowfall over southern and western Alberta, including Calgary.
Further west, average snowfall is expected for the central Prairies, including Saskatoon.
But, below-average snowfall is forecast for the eastern Prairies, including Winnipeg, especially the second half of the winter as a seasonably cold, but dry flow of air takes over.
Westman is positioned right on the edge of that below-average snowfall region.
Westman is also right on the edge of the below-normal temperature region.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 17, 2013